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Understanding the Modern Language Option

The Modern Language Option is available to all BA students who wish to study a modern language beyond the level required by their College, and to all other undergraduate students without a modern language requirement who wish to study a language at any level. 

Students selecting the MLO may substitute a sequence of three courses in the same language for three domain courses. 

The three MLO substitutions must be made in three different domains, and any substitutions must be consistent with the principle that students complete at least one course in each learning domain.

In the Scientific Inquiry domain, the only MLO substitution allowed is for Scientific Inquiry-Elective. 

Students majoring in one modern language may use the Modern Language Option for study of a second language at the Intermediate level or above.

NOTE: Please contact your college/school regarding additional information and restrictions about the Modern Language Option.

*MLO-eligible courses are taught in the target language (i.e. the language of instruction is French, Spanish, Japanese, etc.). Courses taught in English are not MLO-eligible.